A weekly roundup of craft, design, and business related news and links:
Interesting thoughts on Free from around the web – I’m really starting to get sucked in to the discussion of Free around the web. (In fact, I dusted off Chris Anderson’s audiobook, and have been listening again.) Diane at CraftyPod has a nice round-up of some of the Free discussions happening around the web.
Can You Afford to Hire? – I’ve been thinking a lot this week about whether it’s time to hire my first employee. This post gives a great explanation of the true costs of hiring someone (beyond their hourly wage).
Uncovering Your Competitive Edge – Suggestions for developing your Unique Selling Proposition.
Retail Math Formulas – A Basic Overview – A nice break down of what some of those retail number-related terms mean.
Considering Going It Alone? – Advice for making the leap to full-time self-employment.
At Knock, Knock, a Mix of Wit and Wisdom – New York Times article about how one stationary company matured into a “grown-up” business.
And in case you need more to listen to – 100 Best Small Business Podcasts.